Yes, Career Services Does Work!

What we do!

VCU’s School of Business Career Services is dedicated to assisting business students and alumni in defining and attaining their career goals. We recognize the need for differentiation in today’s competitive job market, and provide the necessary tools to help students develop and showcase their skills and experience. We help students graduate as professionals with a degree … and a job.

Services we provide!

Students and alumni have access to a broad spectrum of services and resources including:

  • Career consulting
  • Career plan development
  • Resume development
  • Interview preparation
  • Professional etiquette dinners
  • Internship opportunities
  • Career fairs
  • Employer information sessions
  • On-campus interviews
  • Networking
Proof that it works! 
Shariar, Information Systems, Dec. 2015
I owe a lot of my recent career success to your assistance. When I graduated from VCU, I knew what I wanted to do, but networking was not my strong suite at all. You helped me find a job and an internship which have helped define my career path into exactly what I was looking for. I’ve wanted to say thanks for a while now, and I figured that this was the perfect time to give you an update on what I am up to these days. It’s been almost exactly 2 years since I graduated back in December ’15.
First, you helped me obtain an internship with a startup company called Amicitia, Inc., which develops tabletop games. They were looking for an intern to assist with their web development needs. Being an Information Systems major and someone who adores games, this was right up my alley. I was hired after about 6 months and continue to work for them today as a part-time full stack web developer.
Secondly, you helped me land a job at what was known as IBS at the time, a small software company based in the West End that specialized in golf/country club management software. It was my first real 9-5, working in customer support. Because of this opportunity, I learned how to troubleshoot technical problems efficiently. We also needed to have a strong understanding of HTML and SQL, which I quickly learned to love. I was promoted to a tier II customer service technician within 8 months, where I got to deal with nastier SQL issues, logging UI software bugs, and all the other issues no one else could figure out.
I am currently working in Charlottesville, VA for a company called Alere Informatics as an Interface Analyst.. I’ve been at my new position for a little over 10 months now and I’m starting to feel like I finally made it. I love what I do, I love my coworkers, and I owe it all to your guidance. I had no idea what to do when I graduated and I feel like I’ve come a long way in only a few years. I aspire to continue studying web development and obtain SQL certifications so I can go for my DBMA.
Attached to this email is a picture of the Alere Informatics (now Abbott) Interface Analyst’s team (I’m in the bottom right corner in the green North Face). I couldn’t ask for a better team to work with and continue my growth.
Keep up the fantastic work, and thank you for everything Darlene!
How to reach us!
  • Schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors through Hirebusrams
  • Drop in on Tuesdays from 4-6:30pm
  • Drop in on Wednesdays from 9-12 & 1-6:30pm

What Can I do with an Economics and an Information Systems Major? We’ve got the answer!

Students,

If you have an interest in Economics or Information Systems and want to learn more, please see the major sheets that are featured below.  These sheets are wonderful tools that will give you an idea of job titles in the field, what does it mean to study the majors, employers who hire the majors, and links for researching the field.

My favorite link for information systems majors is:https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/technology/information-technology-major.htm

My favorite link for economics majors is: https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/social-science/economics-major.htm

These links will give you plenty information about salaries, professional associations, and resources.

If you want specific examples, see the Blog Category “Success:  Job Offers & Hires” to find examples of VCU success from these students and alumni and more:

Malik Hicks                                                Daniela Rodriguez

  

     Eric Dong

What Can I do with a Management Major? Supply Chain, Human Resources, International Management, Entrepreneurship, and More!

Students,

If you have an interest in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, or Supply Chain and want to learn more, please see the major sheets that are featured below.  These sheets are wonderful tools that will give you an idea of job titles in the field, what does it mean to study administration or supply chain, employers who hire the majors, and links for researching the field.

My favorite link for administration majors is: https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/business/business-major.htm

My favorite link for international management is: https://www.worldwidelearn.com/business/international-business/

My favorite link for entrepreneurship is:  https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/business/entrepreneurship-major.htm

My favorite link for human resource management is: https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/business/human-resources-major.htm

My favorite link for supply chain is: https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/business/supply-chain-management-major.htm

These links will give you plenty information about salaries, professional associations, and resources.

If you want specific examples, see the Blog Category “Success:  Job Offers & Hires” to find examples of VCU success from these students and alumni and more:

Brittany Amefu                                           Wilson Tolbert

   

Arthik Adla                                     Taylor Morgan

  

 

What Can I do with a Finance or Marketing Major? We’ve got the Answer!

Students,

If you have an interest in Finance or Marketing and want to learn more, please see the  major sheets that are featured below.  These sheets are wonderful tools that will give you an idea of job titles in the field, what does it mean to study finance or marketing, employers who hire the majors, and links for researching the field.

My favorite link for finance majors is: https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/business/finance-major.htm 

My favorite link for marketing majors is: https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/business/marketing-major.htm

These links will give you plenty information about salaries, professional associations, and resources.

If you want specific examples, see the Blog Category “Success:  Job Offers & Hires” to find examples of VCU success from these students and alumni and more:

Regina Pittman

Connie Tran                                                                Andrew Sun

    

Isaiah Harvin

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What Can I do with an Accounting Major? We’ve got the answer!

Students,

If you have an interest in Accounting and want to learn more, please see the accounting major sheet that is featured below.  This is a wonderful tool that will give you an idea of job titles in the field, what does it mean to study accounting, employers who hire VCU Accounting majors, and links for researching the field.

My favorite link is: https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/business/accounting-major.htm

It will give you plenty information about accounting salaries, accounting associations, types of accounting degrees, professional organizations, etc.

 

If you want specific examples, see the Blog Category “Success:  Job Offers & Hires” to find examples of VCU Accounting Success from these students and alumni and more:

       Keith Willet                                               Ranier Moore

        Sohil Turakhia                                            Kadeja Abbott

List of the 104 Companies Attending our Business Career Fair on 9/19!

Please get your resumes ready!  The Career Fair is Tuesday, 9/19.  Have you researched the companies?  Do you have a strong elevator pitch?

 

 Current Employer Positions Available/Majors Sought
Adecco All
Aldi Inc District Manager / District Manager Intern
ALKU Recruiting/Sales – Entry-Level Staffing, Recruiting/Account Management Intern / All Majors
Allianz Worldwide Partners Rotational Analyst, Business Analysts
Altria Client Services Accounting & Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Market Research, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, General Business
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. Risk Management / Insurance / Finance
ASL Account Manager and Production/Underwriting
Auditor of Public Accounts Full Time Positions with Accounting, Information Systems and MBA degrees
AXA Advisors Financial Advisor/Financial Planning Representatives (All Majors)
Bankers Life Insurance Sales Agent/All Majors
Bowlmor AMF Accounting, IT, Human Resources
Buckeye International, Inc. Sales Management Program
C.H. Robinson Account Manager, Carrier Manager, Sales Executive, Internship, Account Coordinator
Capital One Small Business Customer Service Team in the Retail Bank
Car Pool Car Wash Car Wash Associates
Carpenter Co. Accounting, Chemical Engineering
CBRE | Richmond All majors, but focus on business and finance
Central Intelligence Agency All
Century Distribution Systems, Inc Account Support Representative, Business Analyst, IT, Marketing
ChamberRVA Positions for our Chamber members
Chesapeake Bank Management Trainee & Internships
Chick-fil-A X.C.C.L. an Entrepreneur and Leadership Program/All Majors
CMA CGM (America) LLC Fast Track Program Trainee, Summer Internships, Various Operations Roles / All Business Majors
Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc. Summer Intern-Management Training, Management Trainee
CoStar Group Research Associate, Tenant Research Associate, Tenant Surveyor
Crown Automotive Sales
DMG Securities, Inc Account Executive/sTOCKBROKER
Dodson Property Management, LLC Real Estate Majors – Property Manager/Asst Property Manager
Dominion Energy Internships
Dominion Packaging, Inc. Staff Accountant
DRT Strategies Junior Business Analyst/PM Support/Junior Financial Analyst/Management Information Systems/Computer
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Internship, Financial Advisor Career Development Program / Finance
Elephant Auto Insurance IT/Finance/Product/Sales/Service/Claims

 

 

Eli Lilly & Company
Enterprise Holdings, Inc Management Training Program – All Majors Considered
Estes Forwarding Worldwide, LLC Sales, Operations, Advanced Leadership Program
Farmers and Mechanics Insurance Companies Underwriting / Claims / Marketing
Fastenal Sales Associate – Business, Marketing and Sales Majors
FedBid, Inc. Paid Post-Grad Internship – all majors
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation accounting, banking, business administration, commercial or banking law, economics, finance, marketing,
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Summer Internship Program
Federal Reserve Board Computer Science, Information Systems, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Accounting
Foresters Financial Financial Services Representative
FUTURE HOUSING LEADERS internships/All Majors
Ge Information Systems Entry Level and Internships
GEICO Insurance Management Development Program, Business Leadership Summer Internship Program
Genworth Finance, Accounting, Actuarial, IT
Hantzmon Wiebel LLP Staff Accountant – Accounting Majors
Hurricane Fence Accounting, Human Resources, IT, Marketing, Supply Chain
ICMA-RC Financial Planner, Investor Services Associate, Client Services Coordinator, Sr. Project Analyst, Network
Insight Global Recruiter/Account Manager
J.B. Hunt Transportation Logistics Sales Development Program, Managers in Training, internships, entry level operations positions
James River Petroleum Entry Level Sales Representatives
Kinsale Insurance Associate Underwriter, Underwriting Assistant, Information Technology, Legal
Kroger Assistant Store Managers
Lidl US All
Mango Salon Guest Services, Manager in Training, Bookkeeper
Marine Corps Community Services Accounting, Economics, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management,
Markel Corporation All Majors
Marten Transport Ltd Fleet Manager and Account Manager
MassMutual Greater Richmond Financial Services Representatives
McAdam Financial Group Financial Advisor
McBee Associates, Inc Accounting, Finance, Health Policy, Health Administration
Metro Systems, Inc. Recruiter/Account Manager
NAPA Auto Parts Management Trainees/All Business Majors
Northern Neck Insurance Company Risk and Insurance Majors
Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Intern & Financial Representative
Owens & Minor, Inc Financial Operations/Purchasing, Inventory Performance, Customer Service
Parallon Richmond Shared Service Accounting, Economics, Economics/Business, Mathematics, IT&S
Pepsi Beverages Company Full Time Sales Management Associate and Full Time Summer Sales Management Intern
PIEtech, Inc Front End Developer, Business Analyst, Back End Developer/ Computer Science, Information Systems,
Printpack Inc. Sales Trainee, Internships
Randstad Professionals Accounting, Finance, Mortgage, Marketing, Human Resources
Receivables Management Systems Business Management, Collections Specialists and Administrative/Operational
Republic National Distributing Company Sales and Operations
RetailData, LLC Pricing Analyst, Account Exec, several IT
Robert Half All Accounting/Finance, Administrative, Creative, Legal
Roger CPA Review Seeking Accounting Majors for Campus Rep Roles
Rush Enterprises New Graduate Trainee
School of Business Graduate Studies Applicants for Graduate Programs
Selective Insurance Company of America claims representatives / all majors
Sheehy Auto Stores Sheehy Management Training Program / Bachelor’s Degree all majors
Signature Consultants IT Recruiter
Snagajob Coming soon
STR Software Company Content Marketing Specialist, Marketing Intern / Marketing majors
SunTrust 2018 Consumer Operations Summer Associate/ Business Majors
Target Executive Team Leader, Executive Team Leader Intern / all majors
Tech Marketing Group Inc. Management Trainee Marketing, Promotions, Sales
TEKsystems Recruiter/Sales Management Trainee
The Sherwin Williams Company Management/Sales Trainee (Entry Level)
Total Quality Logistics Sales Representative
Travelers Insurance Business Insurance Underwriting Professional Development Program, Claim Professional Trainee/Operations
United States Postal Service Management Trainees/Summer Interns/Industrial Engineers
VCU Brandcenter Art Direction, Copywriting, Creative Brand Management, Experience Design, Strategy
VCUHS – Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc. Analyst Development Program, Business and IT Analyst, Clinical Nurses
Verizon Wireless Retail
Virginia Association of Broadcasters Summer Internships in Radio/Television
Virginia Department of Transportation Interns, Engineering Scholars, Architect Engineer I, Business
Virginia Lottery Associate Sales Representative

 

Too Cute for Career Services? Updated Career Fair list and Calendar of Events!

 

Cute or not, you still need to work on your job search!

OK, so even if you have the added advantage of having good looks, you still have to put time and effort into your job search!  Being cute is only going to take you so far!

Below is the latest career services calendar so you can take a look at our events and programs.  We have a number of ways to help you become as prepared as possible to meet our employers this fall.   I also have an updated list for the Business Career Fair on Sept. 19th from 10-3pm (in Both Atriums).  We are up to 89 companies so far!

Business Career Fair Companies

Professional Dress Required!

 

 Current Employer Positions Available/Majors Sought
Adecco All Business
ALDI INC. District Manager (Full Time); District Manager Internship (Summer)
ALKU Recruiting/Sales – Entry-Level Staffing, Recruiting/Account Management Intern / All Majors
Allianz Worldwide Partners Rotational Analyst, Business Analysts
Altria Client Services Accounting & Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Market Research, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, General Business
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. Risk Management / Insurance / Finance
ASL Account Manager and Production/Underwriting
Auditor of Public Accounts Full Time Positions with Accounting, Information Systems and MBA degrees
AXA Advisors Financial Advisor/Financial Planning Representatives (All Majors)
Bankers Life Insurance Sales Agent/All Majors
Bowlmor AMF Accounting, IT, Human Resources
Buckeye International, Inc. Sales Management Program
C.H. Robinson Account Manager, Carrier Manager, Sales Executive, Internship, Account Coordinator
Capital One Small Business Customer Service Team in the Retail Bank
Car Pool Car Wash Car Wash Associates
Carpenter Co. Accounting, Chemical Engineering
Central Intelligence Agency All Business
Century Distribution Systems, Inc Account Support Representative, Business Analyst, IT, Marketing
Chick-fil-A X.C.C.L. an Entrepreneur and Leadership Program/All Majors
CMA CGM (America) LLC Fast Track Program Trainee, Summer Internships, Various Operations Roles / All Business Majors
Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc. Summer Intern-Management Training, Management Trainee
CoStar Group Research Associate, Tenant Research Associate, Tenant Surveyor
Crown Automotive Sales
DMG Securities, Inc Account Executive/STOCKBROKER
Dodson Property Management, LLC Real Estate Majors – Property Manager/Asst Property Manager
Dominion Energy Internships
DRT Strategies Junior Business Analyst/PM Support/Junior Financial Analyst/Management Information Systems/Computer Science/Business
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Internship, Financial Advisor Career Development Program / Finance
Elephant Auto Insurance IT/Finance/Product/Sales/Service/Claims
Eli Lilly & Company
Estes Forwarding Worldwide, LLC Sales, Operations, Advanced Leadership Program
Fastenal Sales Associate – Business, Marketing and Sales Majors
Roger CPA Review Seeking Accounting Majors for Campus Rep Roles
Rush Enterprises New Graduate Trainee
Sheehy Auto Stores Sheehy Management Training Program / Bachelor’s Degree all majors
Signature Consultants IT Recruiter
Snagajob All Business
STR Software Company Content Marketing Specialist, Marketing Intern / Marketing majors
Target Executive Team Leader, Executive Team Leader Intern / all majors
Tech Marketing Group Inc. Management Trainee Marketing, Promotions, Sales
TEKsystems Recruiter/Sales Management Trainee
The Sherwin Williams Company Management/Sales Trainee (Entry Level)
Total Quality Logistics Sales Representative
Travelers Insurance Business Insurance Underwriting Professional Development Program, Claim Professional Trainee/Operations
United States Postal Service Management Trainees/Summer Interns/Industrial Engineers
Verizon Wireless Retail
Virginia Association of Broadcasters Summer Internships in Radio/Television
Virginia Department of Transportation Interns, Engineering Scholars, Architect Engineer I, Business
Virginia Lottery Associate Sales Representative
Virginia State Corporation Commission Acct., Fin., Econ., Business Administration
Walgreens Business, Management, ALL
WellsColeman staff accountant
WestRock internships, co-ops, entry level full time in marketing, supply chain, sales, human resources and finance
Woodfin heating inc Entry Level Management Opportunities

Continue to watch for additional calendar updates on the Business Career Center website and on my blog.

Thanks!

Darlene (dward@vcu.edu)